Spotlight: Romance’s Rest by Erika Mathews

Her love seems to have passed him by.
Little does he know that true covenant Love is knocking at his door.

Kethin Ellith’s life is brimful: a new town, his dream job working with people and animals, an active social life, and now a spunky, godly woman who has captured his heart. But how can he have any sort of relationship with her when she’s not even interested in a single conversation?

Faeth Dale delights in being an avid flower gardener and the middle sister of a lively, close-knit family. She has her own non-negotiable reasons for avoiding all male friendships, particularly with spiritually shallow men like Kethin. But would Adon Olam give her this apparently conflicted guidance?

When rejection, grief, and longing jolt Kethin’s reality, knowing love seems permanently beyond him. And what is this spiritual concept of covenant he keeps encountering? As his struggles in this new relationship with Adon Olam intertwine with the struggles of his heart, Kethin comes face to face with both the starkness and breathtaking gloriousness of divine love itself—and a decision that costs him everything.


Just—if I do ever marry, I want to marry someone like Yeshua.”

Adon Olam’s Son.”

“Yes. I mean, why wouldn’t I? Why would I want to settle for anything less? Listen to how He loves! ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Adon Olam, and the Word was Adon Olam.’ That word with! As near as possible! So much surging, active, overflowing love!” Faeth’s face glowed as she spoke. “That’s the picture of oneness that husbands and wives are patterned after. And if I ever marry, that’s what I want with my husband. A dance…a Kingdom ro­mance…something that’s caught up in Adon Olam and Yeshua and the man and me. Just like in the Garden of Æden. That’s what He designed marriage to be, and that’s what I want.”

About the Author

Erika Mathews writes Christian living books, both fiction and non-fiction, that demonstrate the power of the kingdom of God through ordinary people, transforming daily life into His resting life. She’s a homeschool graduate with a Bachelor’s in Communications, a Master’s in Biblical Ministries, and a passion for sharing Jesus Christ and His truth. Outside of writing, she spends time with her husband Josh, mothers her little ones, reads, edits, enjoys the great Minnesota outdoors, plays piano and violin, makes heroic ventures into minimalism, clean eating, and gardening, and uses the Oxford comma. You can connect with Erika at


Tour Schedule

Monday, April 18 – KICK-OFF DAY

Erika Mathews at Resting Life – tour intro

Vanessa Hall at Vanessa Hall – book spotlight and excerpt

Autumn Lehman at Bursting Through the Darkness – character spotlight on Faeth Dale

Tuesday, April 19 – FREE CHAPTER DAY

Erika Mathews at Resting Life – Read the First Chapter for Free 

Rachael Anne English at Note By Note – book spotlight and review

Wednesday, April 20 – BIBLE STUDY DAY

Erika Mathews at Resting Life – Bible study on blood covenant

Vanessa Hall at Vanessa Hall – book review
Autumn Lehman at Bursting Through the Darkness – book spotlight and excerpt

Thursday, April 21 – LAUNCH DAY
Erika Mathews at Resting Life – special launch post

Chelsea Burden at Light in the Tunnel – character spotlight on Kethin Ellith

Friday, April 22 – 

Erika Mathews at Resting Life
Stephanie Agnes-Crockett at Stephanie’s Ninth Suitcase – Book review

Rachael Anne English at Note By Note – guest post by Erika on true love in Scripture

Esther J at The Lost Review of Odd Books & instagram – author interview with Erika

Ryana Lynn on Instagram

Saturday, April 23 – WRAPUP DAY

Erika Mathews at Resting Life – Tour wrapupKatja Labonte at Old Fashioned Book Love – Book spotlight and review

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